What can YOU say in six sentences?
I had carved a nice little niche for myself as a bookseller by carting a small selection of titles to the docks a few times a week, to great success! It's true that the vast majority of the sailors I met could not read, but those who could enjoyed a good book to distract them from long, dull voyages. It happened one calm, sunny afternoon as I peddled my wares that a winsome fellow sidled towards me on his way to town, having just disembarked a smart, fast looking ship, typically associated with piracy. I watched the young man closely as he passed, knowing he would probably take offense at the fact that I thought him some kind of pirate. It wasn't until I was struck from behind with a belaying pin and my coin purse yanked free of my belt that I realized the fellow had only been a distraction, allowing a compatriot a chance to get behind me unseen. I guess it's not true what they say; sometimes you CAN judge a book by it's cover!